Ninfield and Hooe village voice

I have received information from our PCSO Daryl Holter regarding a theft of a silver Landrover Discovery and Ifor Williams trailer on Friday June 15 from the Kitchen Road area of Ashburnham.

If you know anything of this incident or saw anything suspicious please contact Sussex Police by dialing 101. Other than this there are no other reported crimes in our villages.

Ninfield 1st Scouts Group are holding a Jumble Sale tomorrow, June 23 from 2pm at Ninfield Memorial Hall (apologies for the short notice as I was to put this in last week!). Jumble can be delivered to the hall today (Friday June 22) after 6pm or tomorrow after 8.30am. If you have any jumble that you are unable to deliver, please contact Dick Creasy on 07970559226. Go along to search for bargains, enter the raffle and have a drink and natter with friends.

Ninfield Bowls Club were involved in two other invitations in the last few weeks. On May 27 4 of their ladies took part in the Sidley Marletts Invitation Day and then 3 ladies took part in the Hellingly Invitation on June 5. Although they did not win, they did very well. On June 13 they played against Polegrove loosing 62-93, June 14 they won against St Leonards 82-54, June 16 they played Herstmonceux winning 72-35 and lost against Bexhill on June 17 61-110. The weather was kind on all occasions allowing a good afternoon’s play.

Over the Jubilee Weekend the Jubilee Committee made a small charge for various things, teas, coffees, treasure hunt forms. They also received a few donations - both in terms of cash and items, such as the fantastic beacon made for them by Ian Cannon at SMD Ltd., hire of halls etc. Services they had expected to pay for were given free of charge so they are now in the fortunate position of being able to donate money to the village. Therefore, tonight, Friday 22nd June, the committee have invited the Chairman of The Memorial Hall, Adrian Dommersen and The Village Society, Martin Wood join them at The Working Men’s Club at 7.30pm for the presentation and a celebratory drink. If you would like to go along, you will be more than welcome.

The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages tomorrow, June 23:

Hooe, opposite Denbigh Court, 1.50pm - 2.35pm.

Ninfield, Millfield (off Manchester Road), 2.50pm - 3.25pm.

Ninfield, Downsview (off Church Lane), 3.40pm - 4.05pm.

The next Ninfield Panel Meeting and Neighbourhood Watch meeting is on July 3 in the Reading Room (Church Lane) at 7.30pm. Do go along and hear the latest news

on crime and how to avoid being a victim. Our PCSO, Daryl Holter will be in attendance at the Panel Meeting which will cover his area of Ninfield, Hooe, Ashburnham, Penhurst, Catsfield and Crowhurst.

Ninfield Parish Council are next meeting on July 5, 7.30pm at the Methodist Church Hall, Church Lane. All Ninfield residents are welcome to attend.

Ninfield Carnival will be held on July 14 with an Olympic theme. The Carnival are holding a special extra raffle to select someone to lead the procession with the Ninfield torch. This person will then light the Olympic Flame (beacon) on the rec during the opening ceremony at approximately 1.30pm. These raffle tickets are available from Ninfield Village Stores at a cost of 50p each. The winner will be drawn during Ninfield’s Got Talent on Friday July 13. There is a rota in the post office for people to offer 1 hour of their time during carnival day. It would be brilliant if people could give up a little bit to their time to help with the tea tent, raffle tent or on the tombola. If you would be willing to help, please add your details on the rota (any queries, please ring Lorna 893644.) The deadline for entries for Nifnield’s Got Talent is Friday July 6. There will be a dress rehearsal in Ninfield Memorial Hall from 6.30pm. No entries will be accepted after this date. Please get your thinking caps on - we look forward to seeing you all in the procession!!

Ninfield Local History Group be meeting on July 19, with a talk on ‘Faces and Memories’ with Jim and Brian, there is no meeting in August and on September 20, ‘What the Census Tells Us’. Everyone is welcome to the meetings. There is a charge of £1 for members and £2 for non-menbers to help cover the cost of refreshments and guest speakers. Annual membership costs £10. For more information please contact: Acting Chairman: Rod Ffoulkes via email: or Tel: 893635.

Ninfield Bonfire Society’s ‘Ninfield Gig’ is back, July 28 at Elm Cottage, Marlpits Lane. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Ninfield Stores at the following prices: Adults £10 each, Children £5 each, Family (2 adults, 3 children) £25. Children 5 and under go free. Ticket prices at the gate are: Adults £12, children £6 (no family tickets).

Looking ahead, The Arthritis Research Summer Garden Lunch is being held on Saturday August 4 at Elm Cottage, Marlpit Lane, 12.30pm. This is by kind invitation of Pete and Carol. All Welcome by booking with Ann. 892593. Tickets £7.50 each.

Don’t forget that you can find out more community information from both villages and Wealden District Council on our district councillors (Pam Doodes) website or the Ninfield Parish Council website: /

Church Services for Ninfield and Hooe (

St Mary’s Services (Church of England, Ninfield):

Sundays - 9.30am Parish Eucharist (Family Service on 1st Sunday of the month)

1st Sunday of the month - 6pm Book of Common Prayer Communion

Wednesdays - 10.00am Holy Communion

St Oswald’s Services (Church of England, Hooe):

Sundays - 11.15am Parish Eucharist (Family Service on 1st Sunday of the month)

Ninfield Methodist Church - all services at 2.30pm (unless otherwise indicated):

June 24, 2.30pm Worship & Praise with Revd. Ian Wales.

Anything that you would like included in the Village Voice for Ninfield or Hooe, please email the details to me:

Rachel Feeley, 17 Smith Close, Ninfield